the Dutch Parliament's Defence Committee Ten Brook estimated positively current
reforms in Georgia he sphere of defence. He stated about after a meeting with
Defence Minister of Georgia Irakli Alasania on Tuesday, January 8, the
press-0service of the Georgian Defence Ministry reports.
Ten Brook's visit to Georgia began on
January 8. In the framework of the visit he will hold meetings with
representatives of executive and legislative power of the country and will
leave Georgia on January 10. At the meeting with Alasania, the sides considered
issues of Georgia's integration into Euro-Atlantic structures, reforms,
planned in the defence sphere and
issues of assistance to the Afghan National Security Force in post-ISAF
period after 2014.
"The current reforms in the defence
department impressed me greatly. It is important for the international
community to be aware what reforms the Georgian Defence Ministry carries out.
An independent, apolitical serviceman
will promote growth of the confidence in the society", Ten Brook noted.
turn, Irakli Alasania stated that Georgia "has already been involved in
the planning process of the future of the ISAF mission along with NATO - how
separate countries USA, Great Britain and others will continue cooperation with
Afghan Government. Our strategy will be based on above mentioned process how
Georgia will assist to Afghan National Security Forces with training. I'd like
to underline that our mission won't be military and combat. Our task will be to
share experience to the ANSF. We also offer the Afghan side to educate their
soldiers at National Defence Academy of Georgia".